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Hotels with rooftop pools on Crete

A curated list of hotels and resorts that have a rooftop swimming pool

Tomas Mazowski A list by Tomas Mazowski. This guide was last updated in May 2024.

Hey! What's better than having a swim and enjoying the city views at the same time? To make it easier to find a hotel with a rooftop pool on Crete, I've put together this list. I hope you will like it!

Please note that most rooftop pools are not open to the public, so if you're not a staying guest but want to visit the pool, check with the hotel first.

  • 1 SanSal Boutique Hotel Chania, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: SanSal Boutique Hotel

    **** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Chania Town. Attractively situated in the centre of Chania Town, SanSal Boutique Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking and room service. Among the various facilities of this property are a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and a bar. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 90 EUR.

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  • 2 Villaggio Boutique Hotel Hersonissos - Adults Only Hersonissos, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Villaggio Boutique Hotel Hersonissos - Adults Only

    **** Hotel. Villaggio Boutique Hotel Hersonissos - Adults Only features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge and terrace in Hersonissos. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Show full description Guest review score 8.5

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  • 3 Blue Bay Lifestyle - ex Bali Blue Bay Bali, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Blue Bay Lifestyle - ex Bali Blue Bay

    *** Hotel. Set on an elevated position in the fishing village of Bali, Blue Bay Lifestyle - ex Bali Blue Bay is a 3-star hotel offering rooms with panoramic Cretan Sea views. It has a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and a bar. The air-conditioned rooms at Bali Blue are spacious and have a private balcony. Show full description Guest review score 9.6

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  • 4 Enorme Santanna Beach Ierapetra, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Enorme Santanna Beach

    **** Hotel. Facing the beachfront, Enorme Santanna Beach offers 4-star accommodation in Ierápetra and has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and garden. Among the various facilities are a terrace, a restaurant, as well as a bar. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Show full description Guest review score 9.1

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  • 5 Casa D'Irene Deluxe Hotel Falasarna, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Casa D'Irene Deluxe Hotel

    Hotel. Casa D'Irene Deluxe Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Falasarna. Featuring family rooms. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar. Show full description Guest review score 8.8

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  • 6 Magda Hotel Club Gouves, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Magda Hotel Club

    **** Hotel. Located 80 metres from a beautiful sandy beach and 200 metres from Gouves’ resort centre, Magda Hotel Club boasts an outdoor pool, an outdoor sports centre offering a variety of sport activities, and a fitness room.Massage treatments and beauty services are also available. Opening to a balcony or terrace, the rooms at Magda Hotel Club are fitted with tiled flooring, and a private bathroom with bath or shower. Show full description Guest review score 8.8

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  • 7 Minos Ambassador Suites & Spa - Adults only Rethymno, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Minos Ambassador Suites & Spa - Adults only

    ***** Hotel. Located in Rethymno Town, 200 metres from Rethymno Beach, Minos Ambassador Suites & Spa - Adults only provides accommodation with free bikes, private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel has a terrace and city views, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Show full description Guest review score 8.6

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  • 8 Elounda Akti Olous (Adults Only) Elounda, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Elounda Akti Olous (Adults Only)

    **** Hotel. Family-run Elounda Akti Olous (Adults Only) is located directly on the sandy beach in the bay of Elounda, Crete. It features a small private beach, a rooftop pool overlooking the Cretan Sea and breakfast. Rooms are decorated in a classic style and have balconies with sea or garden views. Show full description Guest review score 8.5

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  • 9 Jo An Palace Rethymno, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Jo An Palace

    **** Hotel. Jo-An Palace is located in the heart of Rethymnon, within walking distance of all major attractions in the city. This luxury hotel offers fine cuisine, a lounge bar and a rooftop pool. The 70 elegantly decorated rooms and suites offer state-of-the-art amenities, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, safe, mini fridge, soundproofed windows and smoke detectors. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around 68 EUR.

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  • 10 Achillion Palace Rethymno, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Achillion Palace

    **** Hotel. Just steps away from the seafront, in the centre of Rethymnon, this modern hotel offers easy access to the entrance of the old town with its narrow streets, medieval castle and picturesque Venetian port. The well-appointed rooms are all air conditioned , featuring views of the city or the private garden of the hotel. Offering authentic Cretan hospitality combined with 4-star comforts, the hotel features 72 spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the sea or the lush interior garden. Achillion Palace also has a small courtyard garden with a fountain where guests can enjoy light refreshments throughout the day, as well as a breakfast room, cafe bar and lounge. The hotel also benefits from a rooftop freshwater swimming pool and sun deck, which is open during daylight hours. The long sandy beach is within easy walking distance (100 metres), as are the numerous restaurants, shops and bars, for which the town is known. Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around 80 EUR.

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  • 11 Capsis Astoria Heraklion Heraklio, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Capsis Astoria Heraklion

    **** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Heraklio Town. This well-known Capsis Astoria Heraklion is located next to the Archaeological Museum. It offers modern rooms with TFT TVs, and has a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks Heraklion and the old Venetian port. Show full description Guest review score 7.7, rooms from around 57 EUR.

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  • 12 Avli Lounge Apartments Rethymno, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Avli Lounge Apartments

    Hotel. Stay in the heart of Rethymno Town. This former Venetian lord’s house is situated in Rethymnon’s Old Town. Avli Lounge Apartments offer charming suites, a rooftop terrace with hot tub and fine dining. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 9.2

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  • 13 Avra Imperial Hotel Kolymvari, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Avra Imperial Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Built within 65,000 m² of gardens, Avra Imperial Hotel features a 1,500-m² pool area with a pool bar in the middle. The resort is 100 metres from Kolimvari Beach. The ultramodern guest rooms have a large bathroom with a tub and a shower, and are fitted with parquet floors. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 8.9

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  • 14 NIKO Seaside Resort MGallery Agios Nikolaos, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: NIKO Seaside Resort MGallery

    ***** Hotel. An adult only hotel, featuring two outdoor infinity pools, NIKO Seaside Resort MGallery is situated in the town of Agios Nikolaos in Crete. The centre of the town is within walking distance from the hotel. Rooms and suites offer an upscale luxury, while most of them feature their own plunge pool. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 8.9

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  • 15 Molos Bay Hotel Kissamos, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Molos Bay Hotel

    **** Hotel. Molos Bay Hotel is just a few steps from the beach of Mavros Molos. Its rooms and restaurant offer astonishing views to the sea. It features a freeform pool with free sun loungers and umbrellas. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 8.8

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  • 16 Peninsula Resort & Spa Agia Pelagia, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Peninsula Resort & Spa

    **** Resort. Overlooking the deep blue bay of Agia Pelagia, Peninsula Resort & Spa sits amidst lush plantations and is surrounded by 2 beaches. Two large pools, 2 children’s pools and 2 tennis courts are featured. The Peninsula Resort & Spa is located on the North coast of Crete, just 25 km from Heraklio. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 8.6

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  • 17 Petra Hotel Agia Galini, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Petra Hotel

    ** Hotel. Overlooking the seaside village of Agia Galini, Hotel Petra has a pool with sun terrace and offers free private on-site parking. Its rooms are air conditioned and have furnished balconies. All Petra rooms are bright and airy. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 8.6

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  • 18 Itanos Sitia, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Itanos

    *** Hotel. The Itanos is a 3-star hotel on Sitia’s pretty waterfront, only 200-metres from the beach. This hotel offers modern rooms, friendly service and a lovely roof garden with great views. The hotel has 72 guest rooms, all with en suite facilities. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 7.9

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  • 19 White Swan Rethymno, Greece

    White Swan

    Hotel. White swan offers accommodation in Kallithea of Rethymno. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The property offers bike hire and features a garden and outdoor pool. Show full description Guest review score 9.6

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  • 20 Cretan Blue Beach Hotel Hersonissos, Greece

    Cretan Blue Beach Hotel

    **** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Hersonissos. Facing the beachfront, Cretan Blue Beach Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in Hersonissos and features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and shared lounge. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel has a terrace and a restaurant. Show full description Guest review score 7.8

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  • 21 Ionia Suites Rethymno, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Ionia Suites

    **** Aparthotel. Located 100 metres from the beach of Rethymno, Ionia Suites offers a swimming pool on the terrace and sun terrace with umbrellas and sun loungers. It features elegant accommodation with cooking facilities and free WiFi. Decorated in neutral colours, with classical furnishings and modern details, all accommodation types at the Ionia Suites feature air conditioning and a TV. Show full description Guest review score 9.0

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  • 22 Archipelagos Hotel Rethymno, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Archipelagos Hotel

    *** Aparthotel. Just 50 metres from the beach and 1 km from Rethymno Town, Archipelagos Hotel is set on a hillside with panoramic views over the Cretan Sea and the Venetian Castle. Facilities include an outdoor communal pool and private pools, a pool bar and free WiFi. All spacious and air-conditioned studios and apartments at Archipelagos Hotel open to a furnished balcony. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 9.3

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  • 23 Manias Hotel Apartments Agia Marina Nea Kydonias, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Manias Hotel Apartments

    Aparthotel. Situated 300 metres from Agia Marina Beach, Manias Hotel Apartments offers a shared lounge, a garden and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. Each unit comes with a sofa, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a well-fitted kitchenette, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is also a fridge, stovetop and a kettle. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 8.9

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  • 24 Kassavetis Center - Hotel Studios & Apartments Hersonissos, Greece

    Rooftop swimming pool: Kassavetis Center - Hotel Studios & Apartments

    Aparthotel. Stay in the heart of Hersonissos. Featuring 5 swimming pools, Kassavetis Center - Hotel Studios & Apartments is a beachfront property offering self-catering accommodation and a snack bar. It is located in the centre of Hersonissos and provides free WiFi in all areas. Guests at this property have access to a rooftop swimming pool. Show full description Guest review score 7.3

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  • 25 Cretan Luxury Villa by Smaris Collection Kokkini Khanion, Greece

    Cretan Luxury Villa by Smaris Collection

    Villa. Boasting a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a terrace, Cretan Luxury Villa by Smaris Collection offers accommodation in Kokkíni Khánion with free WiFi and city views. This villa has a private pool, barbecue facilities and free private parking. The air-conditioned villa consists of 4 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a coffee machine, and 3 bathrooms with a shower and free toiletries. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 391 EUR.

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